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Ongame enters the casino market with side games integrated within the poker client

Ongame enters the casino market with side games integrated within the poker client | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

Ongame is entering the casino market and today is announcing the first implementation of casino side games within the poker client for all players using the Paf poker client. Casino side games within the poker client enable poker players to enjoy casino games while playing poker. The casino games are part of the casino offering provided by Jadestone – a WMS company.

 

The first operator to offer side games within the poker client is Paf. The non-intrusive implementation of side games is designed to increase total operator revenues without cannibalizing on poker. In addition, side games also enable the promotion of other gaming products to poker players, which increases long-term player loyalty for the operator brand.

 

“We are happy to finally offer side games within our poker client,” says Arvid Klingström, Head of Poker at Paf. “For us at Paf, with our focus mainly on recreational players, this is a natural step to expand our offering towards our poker players and to cross promote poker and casino. The packaging of the games is great and the look-and-feel really fits Paf."

 

“Jadestone’s side games offering is perfectly suited for implementation within the Ongame poker client,” says Robert Henrysson, CEO at Jadestone. “With the help of Ongame we are able to offer exciting casino games to poker players without making it hard for the operator to implement. This is a new way for us to distribute content, and through the recent acquisition of Jadestone by WMS, we may ultimately look to provide WMS award-winning portfolio in a similar manner.”

 

“Entering the casino market is a strategic step for Ongame,” says Peter Bertilsson, Managing Director of Ongame. “Ongame’s excellence within poker and our long-term relations with our operators puts us in a unique position to offer an improved player experience and increased profits for our partners.”

 

The global online casino market (estimated to be worth €6.4bn) is approximately twice as large as the global poker market (€3.2bn), according to H2 Gambling Capital (February 2012).

 

Other sources:

http://www.gamingintelligence.com/marketing/16847-alands-paf-launches-ongames-first-casino-side-games

http://www.egrmagazine.com/news/ongame_enters_casino_market_

http://www.reviewed-casinos.com/news/first-ongame-casino-games-launched.html

http://www.g3newswire.com/aland-paf-becomes-first-offer-blackjack-poker/

http://www.recentpoker.com/news/first-ongame-casino-7909.html

http://www.innovategaming.com/2012/07/ongame-launches-casino-side-games-jadestone/

http://www.masterspokerclub.com/casino-side-games-return-to-ongame-n69

http://www.igamingbusiness.com/content/ongame-enters-casino-market-jadestone

http://gamingzion.com/gamblingnews/ongame-poker-members-in-sweden-can-already-enjoy-side-casino-games-2853

http://www.casinoscamreport.com/2012/07/17/ongames-offering-casino-side-games-in-paf-poker-software/

http://www.gamblinginsider.com/news.php?newsID=148

http://gamblingupdate.blogspot.fr/2012/07/alands-paf-launches-ongames-first.html

http://www.gamblingkingz.com/news/2012/07/19/ongame-launches-new-casino-side-games.asp

http://www.yogonet.com/english/2012/07/19/ongame-enters-casino-market-together-with-jadestone-wms

http://www.adi-news.com/ongame-is-in-play-for-purchase/214240/

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Ongame goes live in Spain with PAF and Goalwin, Ongame

Ongame goes live in Spain with PAF and Goalwin, Ongame | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

PAF and Goalwin are joining Ongame’s poker network in Spain. The consumer brands represented by these companies are: paf.es, goalwin.es, pokermambo.es (Goalwin) and pokerloco.es (Goalwin white label). Another 2 operators have confirmed joining Ongame and will be go public during the upcoming weeks.

 

“Ongame has been the prime provider of online poker for PAF during the last 7 years and we are pleased to announce that Ongame will power our brand in the Spanish market as well”, says Arvid Klingström, Head of Poker at PAF. “PAF has a strong brand in Spain which is further boosted by our acquisition of the Unibet player community in Spain.”

 

Chicco Merighi, President of Goalgaming, added:  “We have, with the help of Ongame, created a truly unique white label offering for Spanish operators.  In addition to our own two brands, goalwin.es and pokermambo.es, we will also power pokerloco.es. We appreciate working with a company like Ongame, which is as innovative and fast-moving as we are.”

 

Spain is the third largest offline gambling market in Europe. The Spanish online sector has great growth potential. Currently it accounts for 5.7% of the total gambling market compared to the European average of 11.2%, according to independent analysis by H2 Gaming Capital. With expected gross revenues of €82 million during 2012 online poker makes up 19% of the egaming market in Spain - one of Europe’s single largest egaming markets that is expected to grow by 15% to €504 million during the upcoming year.

 

“We are proud to once again be one of the first poker networks in a major regulated market,” says Peter Bertilsson, Managing Director of Ongame. “We have established direct contacts with all major land-based operators in addition to the online operators. Negotiations with several operators are ongoing.”

 

Ongame received its provider license for the Spanish market on Friday June 1.

 

Other sources:

http://www.innovategaming.com/2012/06/ongame-live-spain-4-operators/ http://pokerknave.com/2012/06/08/paf-and-goalwin-join-ongame-intergame/

 http://www.intergameonline.com/i-gaming/news/7482/paf-and-goalwin-join-ongame

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SPANISH: Pokerstars and 888 dominates Spanish cash games, Pokerfuse

SPANISH: Pokerstars and 888 dominates Spanish cash games, Pokerfuse | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

According to a small preliminary study:

- Pokerstars; 67%

- 888: 25%

- PartyPoker: 5%

- Bet365/iPoker: 3%

- Paf/Ongame: 0%

- LBapuestas/Microgaming: 0%

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Unibet Pulls Out of Spain, Will Transfer Players to PAF, Nick Jones Pokerfuse

Unibet Pulls Out of Spain, Will Transfer Players to PAF, Nick Jones Pokerfuse | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

Another big online gaming brand Unibet, that operates an online poker room on Microgaming internationally and in France, is withdrawing from the Spanish market. The move comes in advance of pending legislation in the country that will regulate online poker and other online gaming.

 

However, a deal has been struck with PAF—who runs a poker room on the Ongame as well as the GTECH G2/Boss Media platform—to offer online gaming services to Unibet customers once the belated Spanish online gaming licenses are finally issued.

 

At least 40 operators thought to be hopeful applicants, including all the major players: PokerStars, PartyPoker, iPoker, Ongame and GTECH G2 are all touted to be on the list. Microgaming will be present at least with Ladbrokes, who extended their existing agreement with the software provider to bring poker to Spain when it goes live.

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